“The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.” Ram Dass
How do you get things done?
As you may have noticed there are a lot of tips about that floating around online.
One of my favourite productivity tips that have enabled me to get more done is to adopt a habit of acceptance.
This is a very helpful thing to cultivate. Here are two reasons why:
- Less suffering. Pain is unavoidable in life. Suffering is however optional. The funny thing about a problem is that the negative feelings you may feel because of it do to a large extent not come from the problem itself. It comes from your resistance to the problem. You can choose to accept things as they are at this moment. When you accept you stop creating suffering within your own mind.
- Less mental fatigue. You may sometimes be more tired because you get more done. But I have found that I feel less fatigued mentally and in better shape internally when working in an accepting mode. There is much less overthinking and negative emotions when you are in an accepting frame of mind so I guess that makes sense.
As you can see, acceptance is useful beyond just the area of productivity and is something you can incorporate into any part of your life.